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Kentucky WildcatsSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Oct 8, 12:20 PM | Grass of Williams-Brice Stadium

Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

2-3TEAM RECORD4-1

The Wildcats will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Gamecocks in South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday in Week 6 action.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Gamecocks are 2-3 ATS. Kentucky is 1-3-1 on the totals; South Carolina is 2-3.

View Kentucky vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark set the point spread at 18.5 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 50-rated Gamecocks and the No. 110-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-14 win for the Gamecocks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 31.8 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 60 this week at 24.6 PPG. The Gamecocks aerial game is averaging 174.6 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 163.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 57-rated road run defense, allowing 160 yards per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 56 in rushing offense at home.

Kentucky was a 35-7 loser in its last match on the road against LSU. They covered the 29.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 42 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 16-13 loser at home against Auburn. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (29) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Wildcats at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 6 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 7 games
Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing South Carolina
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kentucky
South Carolina is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing Kentucky
South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kentucky home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, October 22
South Carolina at Mississippi State, Saturday, October 15

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